Short week? Short Bodyweight Workout
  • September 5, 2014
  • I love a good holiday as much as the next person, but if I’m being honest, things are a little hectic around aSweatLife HQ. That’s not to say that things aren’t great – it’s just … who’s planning my wedding? Because I’m not. It’s weeks like these that need a quick-hitter sweat like this short bodyweight workout.

    I did this 15-minute workout at home and Fiancé, who deserves most credit for photos in my bodyweight workouts, got a little creative behind the camera to try to bring some of the nuances of the exercise into the frame. You go, Fiancé.

    Do this workout just one time through. If you want, you can couple it with a 30 minute run, bike swim or cardio activity of your preference if you have a little extra time to spare.

    Music? Thanks for asking. Enjoy last week’s Spotify playlist.

    Here’s your workout.

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    Squats: Try to get that butt parallel to those knees. Pop your hips forward at the top of the movement and extra points if you make a sassy face and/or have some crazy eyes to share with the group.

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    Alternating lunges: lunge forward and alternate which foot you step forward with, bringing both knees to 90 degrees at the bottom of the motion.

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    Push-ups: You can take these on your toes or your knees.asweatlife_Short week Short bodyweight workout_36 asweatlife_Short week Short bodyweight workout_35 asweatlife bodyweight workout

    Plank twists: hold a plank with hands under shoulders and bring your opposite knee to opposite elbow.

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    Froggers: start in a plank and hop forward into a low wide squat position. You can leave your hands on the floor or pop them up into the awkward frog position.

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    Lunge with a twist: lunge forward and twist your torso towards the leg that you lunged with

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    Sumo squats: Sumo squat down and up

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    Triceps push-ups: start with narrow hands under shoulders, lower down with your elbows grazing your ribs and push back up

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    Hip abductor crunches: Start with your head lifted, working the abs and looking straight up at the ceiling and rotate your legs at your hips. Keep your ankles, knees and hips in a straight line as you do it.

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    Rope climbers: keep your shoulders up and act as if you are climbing a rope, alternating which hand is higher on the rope

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    (Disclaimer: This workout is not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor is it a replacement for seeking medical treatment or professional nutrition advice. Do not start any nutrition or physical activity program without first consulting your physician.)

    About Jeana Anderson Cohen

    Jeana Anderson Cohen is the founder and CEO of aSweatLife.com a destination for living your best life, with fitness as the catalyst. She's also the co-founder and head of strategy of the SweatWorking App. But before starting health-focused companies Jeana earned a degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For the first decade of her career, she created and executed social media strategies for brands. aSweatLife fuses her experience and her passion for wellness and SweatWorking was the natural evolution of that experience. You can find Jeana leading the team at aSweatLife, hosting aSweatLife’s monthly #Sweatworking events, and - on the rare evening off - you may find her using her Personal Training certification to coach group fitness classes across Chicago.